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Top prospect Pearson looking forward to first big-league start against Scherzer

Top prospect Pearson looking forward to first big-league start against Scherzer

After tossing the ball around in the outfield, Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson took a few moments Tuesday to walk on the mound at Nationals Park in anticipation of his first big-league start.

CFL opt-out rules come into focus as CBA negotiations continue

A CFL player opting out of a potential shortened season won't be paid, but could still hit free agency this winter if he's in the final year of his contract.
Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau undergoes surgery on broken thumb

Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau undergoes surgery on broken thumb

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau has undergone successful surgery on his fractured left thumb.

Canadian women's wheelchair basketball players get green light for Tokyo

OTTAWA — The Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team is relieved no players will be lost to a realigning of eligibility standards. The men's team was not so lucky.
Raptors Uprising looks to set NBA 2K League esports mark for consecutive wins

Raptors Uprising looks to set NBA 2K League esports mark for consecutive wins

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC continues its assault on the NBA 2K League record book this week.

B.C.'s community sport organizations to receive $1.5 million to survive pandemic

VICTORIA — Community sport organizations in British Columbia will share $1.5 million in provincial government funding to help them survive the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Beare, B.C.
Nurmagomedov to fight Gaethje in October for undisputed UFC lightweight title

Nurmagomedov to fight Gaethje in October for undisputed UFC lightweight title

UFC lightweight champion Khabib (The Eagle) Nurmagomedov will meet interim title-holder Justin (The Highlight) Gaethje on Oct. 24 to decide the UFC's undisputed 155-pound king. The UFC did not announce a venue for the fight.
Trainer Mark Casse pointing '19 Preakness winner towards Woodbine Mile

Trainer Mark Casse pointing '19 Preakness winner towards Woodbine Mile

TORONTO — Mark Casse is hoping to provide the star power for this year's $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The veteran trainer is pointing War of Will, the 2019 Preakness Stakes winner, towards the Mile. The Grade 1 turf event is scheduled for Sept.
York 9 FC completes 2020 roster with signing of Canadian teenage forward

York 9 FC completes 2020 roster with signing of Canadian teenage forward

TORONTO — York 9 FC has completed its 2020 roster with the signing of 16-year-old Canadian forward Lowell Wright. The native of Brampton, Ont., has spent time with the Toronto FC academy, Sigma FC and Woodbridge Strikers.
Former swim champ Benoit Huot named Canada chef de mission at Commonwealth Games

Former swim champ Benoit Huot named Canada chef de mission at Commonwealth Games

Former swim champion Benoit Huot has been named Canada's chef de mission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Commonwealth Sport Canada made the announcement Tuesday on the two-year countdown to the Birmingham Games.